4 COVID-19-related deaths, 13 new COVID-19 cases reported

4 COVID-19-related deaths, 13 new COVID-19 cases reported

Feb. 9, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting four additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. The deceased are a female in her 70s, a male in his 70s, a female in her 80s and a female in her 90s; all had an underlying health condition.

Additionally, we’re reporting 13 additional COVID-19 cases and 384 recoveries in Washoe County. The 13 cases reported today is the fewest reported in one day since June 17 (seven cases reported). Active cases (8,907) are below 9,000 for the first time since. Nov. 27. More COVID-19 information can be found on our dashboard.

The Washoe County Health District administered 620 COVID-19 vaccinations (615 second doses) yesterday. The Health District has administered 29,190 COVID-19 vaccines (9,383 second doses).

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  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 42,100 (+13 from 2/8)
  • Deaths: 620 (+4)
  • Recovered: 32,573 (+384)
  • Active cases: 8,907 (-375)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 101 (-4)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County total**: 58,873
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District***: 29,190 (+620 from 2/8)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number includes first and second doses and is updated by the state of Nevada every Wednesday and can be found here under “Vaccinations” tab.

***This number is approximate and is only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District. It includes first and second doses.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of February 9: 355,583 (+619 since 2/8)

Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

COVID-19 testing is still available at the Livestock Events Center and can be scheduled online here (en español aqui) or by calling 775-328-2427.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of February 9 (Numbers not updated on weekends/holidays):

  • 65 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 2/8)
  • 62 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 51 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+5%)
  • 20 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

More Seniors 70+ to receive COVID-19 vaccine at Livestock Event Center this week

About 1,200 seniors 70 years and older who signed up for the Washoe County Senior COVID-19 vaccine list have been invited to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Those on the list are asked to check their email inbox or their phone voicemail to see if they were selected.

The vaccine remains in short supply, but community organizations are working diligently to schedule seniors 70 and older, w as well as vaccinate those eligible as part of the frontline/essential workforce. See the priority groups, per the State’s COVID-19 Playbook, here.

Symptoms from second dose of COVID-19 vaccine can be more severe than first

The Washoe County Health District, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are reminding people that early reports indicate the second dose of the vaccine can lead to more side effects than the first.

Side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine are normal signs that your body is building protection from the virus. For some, they will be unpleasant, especially the second dose, but they are temporary. Others have reported little to no side effects.

Some of the common side effects from the vaccine are fever, chills, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, joint pain and nausea. If you have a severe reaction, seek immediate medical attention.

For an informational sheet about the COVID-19 Vaccine side effects, and what you can do to reduce pain and discomfort, see the file here.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.